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Sheep visiting one of 4 cottages in the close Barralach 'village' and sheep farm

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Secluded mountain farmhouse cottages with unrivalled views and rustic charm. Close to Ring of Kerry, on the hikers' Kerry Way and the Wild Atlantic Way. Yet only ten minutes from Glenbeigh shops and pubs. Separate accommodation in 3 cottages, providing privacy for the different elements of your party. Our sheep farm cottages are an ancient mountain settlement of cosy cottages called Barralach. This large secluded mountain farm enjoys stunning views over lake and mountain. Three of the cottages provide separate accommodation for the different elements of your party, with privacy and independence. The 14-seater dining table,and the great wood stoves in the most spacious Main Cottage bring the entire group joyfully together. Our guidebooks and maps ensure you make the most of your outings. And if the weather turns inclement the large assortment of wellington boots, raincoats and extensive collections of books, videos and games will keep you going. Immersed in nature, you will delight in the mountain sheep, the hares, rabbits, weasels, birds & magically ever-changing views. You'll love our crystalline deep-spring water. Our housekeeper may be available to provide excellent meals of the finest local fare.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 240 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Children Welcome:

    Barralach is second-heaven for children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We discourage animals that might distress the sheep....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Main cottage: 1 king

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  • Middle cottage: 1 queen

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  • Middle cottage: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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  • Lake cottage: 2 twin/ single

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  • Lake cottage: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Child bed is an upper bunk but is full adult size...moreless

  • 2 doubles, 3 twins, 1 cot The distribution of bedrooms over three cottages gives independence to the different elements of your party. At the same time, everyone can meet joyfully around the large wood stoves and social areas in the Main Cottage....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Middle cottage: toilet, tub, shower

    Middle cottage...moreless

  • Lake cottage: toilet, shower

    Lake cottage...moreless

  • Main cottage: toilet

    Main cottage...moreless

  • Main cottage: toilet, tub, shower

    Main cottage...moreless

  • Residents of all three cottages have easy access to the cloakroom in the Main Cottage....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mountain biking trails of many kilometres, much variety and stunning views start right at your front door; and you will not meet a single car! Wireless broadband (WiFi). All phone calls to UK and Ireland are free....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    We have a fine library of books on the geology and natural features of the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas; and several hundred books of general interest....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    A Molky set is available for outdoors and numerous board games also, for young and old....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We provide various toys ....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area beside kitchen, with enormous table (seats 14 plus), 11ft x 4 ft. 3 dimmable overhead lights set ambience....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Large wood stoves, in the Main cottage. Unlimited wood, all free, all grown on the property. Electric stoves available in the smaller cottages....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet and Wi-Fi reach all three cottages....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Choice for all beds of duvets, or sheets with blankets. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 16....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is no shortage of parking space....moreless

  • Telephone:

    All telephone calls to Britain and Ireland are free. Use excellent Skype service for other destinations....moreless

  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    We have one large tumble dryer. In addition, we have a large outdoor, but covered, washing line which can dry clothes very quickly on a breezy day....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Variable heat and multi-programme washing machine available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Excellent wireless internet. International calls by Skype are of high quality....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    One exceptionally large and powerful wood stove; another smaller. All wood is grown, split and dried on the property. Use as much as you like; there is no charge....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient for 20 persons....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    2 ovens, 1 microwave, stovetop hob, 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, 4 sinks, 1 slow-cook casserole, dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2 refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Four slot toaster. At any one time, toasts four large pieces or 8 smaller pieces....moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    We are at the mid-point between the 5 great golf courses of Kerry: Killarney, Tralee, Waterville and Ballybunnion. And Dooks 18 hole links course is only 12 minutes away....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber gas barbecue with optional plancha...moreless

  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$253
$1,405
October to December 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
$1,236

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Important:

The three cottages are rented out as a single unit only. Rates are for the entirety of little "village". You have access to all the cottages even if your group is small.

Electricity is charged at cost as used, but you will have absolutely unlimited free wood from our own trees for the large stoves.

No charge for telephone, barring exceptional circumstances. No rates/fees.

We trust our guests since they are invariably honest. Accordingly, we require no security deposit. Guests will be expected to report any damage to the housekeeper and we will arrange for a very fair settlement.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kerry airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Glenbeigh
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cork
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Dooks
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Killarney
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Glenbeigh
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Rossbeigh Strand

Car: Necessary

Located right on the Kerry Way and two miles from the Ring of Kerry, Barralach is a hill-walker’s paradise. Our own 10 acres and the thousands of surrounding acres of open hillsides provide pasture for flocks of mountain sheep and lambs. We are close to the mid-point between the great golf courses of Killarney, Tralee, Waterville and Ballybunion and are only 10 minutes from Dooks 18-hole links course. We overlook the salmon and trout lakes and rivers of the Caragh system. The great Atlantic surfing strand of Rossbeigh and the quieter beaches of Dooks are close by. The fine restaurants and pubs of Killorglin and Glenbeigh, on the Ring of Kerry, are easily reached. Our brochure will guide you to the best eateries, and to superb and memorable activities such as horse riding on Rossbeigh strand or in Killarney National Park, visits to the Skellig and Blasket Islands, outings with the Dingle dolphin or magnificent walks on the Kerry Way, and drives on the Wild Atlantic Way. Skellig Michael is not only a Unesco Heritage site but now also a hideaway of Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, and is easily visited from our cottages.

Other Activities, all around us are: mountain biking, photography; landscape painting; bog vegetation lichens & natural springs; hundreds of acres for young and old.

Geology, showing dramatic effects of the Ice Ages in the shaping of the landscape all around us and the deposit of erratic boulders.

History including the Kerry Bog Village, the astonishing 350 million year-old tetrapod tracks, Gallarus Oratory and many Mass Rocks.

 

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Photos

  • Sheep visiting one of 4 cottages in the close Barralach 'village' and sheep farm

    Sheep visiting one of 4 cottages in the close Barralach 'village' and sheep farm

  • The main social room is a magnificent 265 cu metres, about 8200 cuft, superb for groups.

    The main social room is a magnificent 265 cu metres, about 8200 cuft, superb for groups.

  • The main sitting area is very large, high-ceilinged and airy, ideal for all party sizes.

    The main sitting area is very large, high-ceilinged and airy, ideal for all party sizes.

  • Mountain, sun,  lake & sheep at Barralach

    Mountain, sun, lake & sheep at Barralach

  • Dining room view; sheep, hares rabbits, birds...

    Dining room view; sheep, hares rabbits, birds...

  • Mountain biking at Barralach, several kilometres of our own dramatic tracks.

    Mountain biking at Barralach, several kilometres of our own dramatic tracks.

  • Before you the big fire; behind views of Caragh Lake/Dingle Bay, and mountains

    Before you the big fire; behind views of Caragh Lake/Dingle Bay, and mountains

  • Double bed in Middle or 'Kennedy' Cottage.

    Double bed in Middle or 'Kennedy' Cottage.

  • Typical one of three wood-pannelled bathrooms, with shower and bath.  There is also an independent toilet.

    Typical one of three wood-pannelled bathrooms, with shower and bath. There is also an independent toilet.

  • Barralach's grass is cut the natural way!

    Barralach's grass is cut the natural way!

  • Erratic rock c. 30 tons, perched on pedestal for 18,000 years

    Erratic rock c. 30 tons, perched on pedestal for 18,000 years

  • Barralach lamb asking to come in!

    Barralach lamb asking to come in!

  • Barralach sheep farm on hundreds of acres

    Barralach sheep farm on hundreds of acres

  • Mother and lamb 2 yards from window, a typical sight in May

    Mother and lamb 2 yards from window, a typical sight in May

  • The Macgillycuddy's Reeks seen through Barralach window, calling 'Climb me!'

    The Macgillycuddy's Reeks seen through Barralach window, calling 'Climb me!'

  • Dining table seats 12 plus. Immense unjointed log 11x4 ft, a wonder of nature.

    Dining table seats 12 plus. Immense unjointed log 11x4 ft, a wonder of nature.

  • Upstairs bedroom has King-sized bed, and attached bathroom with shower and bath.

    Upstairs bedroom has King-sized bed, and attached bathroom with shower and bath.

  • Late evening sun at Barralach, where colours are ever a-changing.

    Late evening sun at Barralach, where colours are ever a-changing.

  • The kitchen is light, spacious, well equipped, with great views.

    The kitchen is light, spacious, well equipped, with great views.

  • All bedrooms have cosy wood pannelling.

    All bedrooms have cosy wood pannelling.

  • Excellent fishing Caragh Lake.  Boats available.  Sea fishing in Dingle Bay also

    Excellent fishing Caragh Lake. Boats available. Sea fishing in Dingle Bay also

  • Cosy wood-pannelled bedroom with large single beds, each 200x 80cm (79x32in)

    Cosy wood-pannelled bedroom with large single beds, each 200x 80cm (79x32in)

  • Powerful wood stove brings group joyfully together.  Our own Barralach wood

    Powerful wood stove brings group joyfully together. Our own Barralach wood

  • Rainbow's end over our stream

    Rainbow's end over our stream

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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